Joey is just looking to win!

Midfielder Joey Barton isn't interested in permutations with the Clarets edging Boro and Brighton on goal difference in the race for promotion.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 12:30 pm
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The 33-year-old has his sights on putting the outcome beyond any doubt by winning the final two fixtures and sealing the Championship title.

Barton proved the match-winner against Preston North End at Deepdale as Sean Dyche’s side returned to the summit.

“It’s just another three points, we’re not going to get too carried away, there’s a lot still to play for,” he said.

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“You’ve got Brighton who are in fantastic form and Middlesbrough are doing really well as well, so we’ve got to look after ourselves.

“If we win our games, no one can do anything about it.”

He added: “I’m part of a great team, a great club, my teammates are tremendous - this team never knows when it’s beaten, we’re 21 unbeaten this year, absolutely top drawer.

“It’s a privilege and pleasure to be a part of it.”

The former Manchester City man, who converted a sublime set-piece against Brentford at Griffin Park earlier in the season, was given a helping hand on this occasion as he beat Chris Kirkland via a fortuitous deflection off Alan Browne.

“My last one was a little bit better, but we’ll take it, whichever way they come, we probably had enough chances to win a couple of games, so you’re always a little bit worried, if you don’t take your chances.

“Preston are a good team and they’ve come and had a go, they had nothing to play for, but credit to them, they were fantastic second half.”

Barton faces his former employers, QPR, at Turf Moor on Bank Holiday Monday before they tackle Charlton Athletic on the final game of the season.

With the club’s promotion rivals also locking horns on May 7th, Barton said: “We just want to play football, we’re the fittest team in the league, we train every day as it our lives depend on it, and it shows.

“We’ve got two tough games now, and there’ll probably be a few twists and turns, but our attention is on winning the league, and may the best team win.”